Peabody Science Cafe Series
Peabody Science Cafe at BAR
Peabody Science Cafe at BAR

Peabody Science Cafe

When you leave the Peabody Museum, you don’t have to leave natural history behind! Meet us at a local New Haven bar for a lively night of learning through Peabody Science Café. Putting a new twist on the traditional Café Scientifique format, Peabody Science Café features an informal conversation between two speakers representing different disciplines, whose work approaches a natural history theme from two different angles. Featured Yale faculty, staff, or graduate students share their takes on questions ranging from science to philosophy, followed by Q&A and casual conversation between the audience and the speakers. Admission to the event is free, you buy the food and drink. This event series is organized by the Yale Peabody Museum Office of Student Programs.


Upcoming Science Café Schedule

March 31, 2020 – The Promise and Perils of De-Extinction

Joanna Radin, Yale Department of History, and Jeffrey Powell, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale School of Public Health


April 27, 2020 – Beauty: Who Decides?

Byron Kim, Yale School of Art, and Richard Prum, Yale Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Curator, Division of Vertebrate Zoology


Past Science Café Events

November 19, 2019 – A Conversation on Animal Consciousness

Amanda Dettmer, Yale Child Study Center, and Jonathan Kramnick, Yale Department of English


October 1, 2019 – Landscapes and Extraction

Kate McNally, PhD candidate, Yale Department of Anthropology, Carlos Alonso Nugent, PhD candidate, Yale Department of English, and Simon Queenborough, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


April 30, 2019 Environmental Adaptation

Claire Bowern, Yale Department of Linguistics, and Daniel Gaskell, PhD candidate, Yale Department of Geology & Geophysics